May 12, 2013
Measure the Impact of Your Work
May 15, 2013 3:00-4:00 PM
Science & Engineering Library, Room 215
The impact of your work matters! Learn how to measure the...
May 11, 2013
The McHenry Library now has Chromebooks available for checkout!
Current UCSC students, faculty, and staff may borrow Chromebooks from the Circulation Desk at McHenry Library. Find more details here on borrowing laptops, iPads, loan periods, availability and more.
May 10, 2013
May 10, 2013
Join us at 1:30 pm on Friday, May 10 for the 9th annual Graduate Research Symposium. This event offers graduate students an opportunity to share their research with faculty,...
Graduate Research Symposium
May 10, 2013
1:30 - 4:30 PM
May 1, 2013
Like to read some of her books? Check out the Library's collection:
The Honey Thief
Have You Seen Me?
Author Elizabeth Graver will be speaking on campus as part of the Living Writers Series on May 9.
April 23, 2013
The Library would like to thank all who worked to get Measure 42, in support of library hours, on the student ballot this year. The College student governments, graduate students and academic department and library staff worked hard to ensure that current library hours are maintained. We are pleased to report that alternative funding was found, so Measure 42 will not be needed and thus will not appear on the ballot.
This means that the libraries will continue to be open 7 days per week, until midnight Sunday through Thursday, and open until 3am during finals week.
We will continue to work with Campus Administration to ensure that Library Hours are sustained permanently.
April 17, 2013
The new Grateful Dead Archive exhibit will be located in the Brittingham Family Foundation's Dead Central, the dedicated exhibit space on the second floor of McHenry Library.
New exhibit: "Songs of Our Own: The Art of the Grateful Dead Phenomenon" opens April 27.
April 5, 2013
BrowZine is an iPad app that allows you to browse, read and monitor many of the library’s journals. Articles found in BrowZine can easily be sent to Zotero, Dropbox or several other...
Have an iPad? Help the Library evaluate BrowZine, a new research tool that is being considered for subscription!
April 1, 2013
Have you ever needed a blue book or a scantron when the bookstore was closed? Have you ever forgotten your pen or flashdrive? Have you ever needed a kleenex or an Advil when studying late...
The University Library and Bay Tree Bookstore have partnered to bring a learning supplies vending machine to McHenry Library.
March 26, 2013
You can read the full Issue 17: Spring newsletter and subscribe to the digital edition of future newsletters.
The latest issue of the University Library Newsletter is out!
March 24, 2013
On Saturday, April 27 from 10am-2pm in McHenry Library, the Library Digital Initiatives Team will work with alumni who bring photos and other materials to be scanned for the digital...
March 22, 2013
Normal Quarter Hours begin Monday, April 1.
See the hours page for more details.
Spring Break Hours:
Fri. March 22: 8am-5pm
Sat-Sun. March 23-24: Closed
Mon-Thurs. March 25-28: 8am-5pm
Fri. March 29: Closed for César Chavez Holiday
Sat. March 30-31: Closed
March 22, 2013
Climate Change and Extinctions
Happening Right Here, Right Now
April 24, 2013
Current Periodicals Room
Science & Engineering Library
The UCSC University Library Synergy Lecture Series is excited to welcome Distinguished Professor Dr. Barry Sinervo as our Synergy Lecturer for Spring 2013.
He will present a climate change extinction model that has been validated by known lizard extinctions, and explain how this model can be extended to other vertebrates.
March 21, 2013
You may have noticed that there are currently two available interfaces for the library's Cruzcat Catalog. The library will begin offering only the "classic" interface beginning June 14....
We will have one consistent look for the library's Cruzcat Catalog beginning June 14.
March 13, 2013
Did you know that petting an animal can lower feelings of stress, lower blood pressure and improve your sense of well being? The UCSC Library is piloting a therapy dog drop-in program.
Take a break from studying and visit Layna the therapy dog.
6:00-8:00pm (just inside the library entrance)
Thursday, March 14, McHenry Library
Friday, March 15, S&E Library
Saturday, March 16, McHenry Library
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February 13, 2013
Both the McHenry and Science & Engineering Library buildings will be closed. Online library resources will remain available.
The library will be closed Monday, February 18, 2013 for Presidents' Day.
January 30, 2013
The California Digital Library and its partners were awarded a $590,000 grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to fund further development of the popular Data Management Planning Tool (DMPTool) in 2013. The bulk of the grant will go to the UC Curation Center (UC3) at the CDL to fund improvements to the DMPTool including expanded functionality, training modules, documentation and the creation of an open-source community to sustain the DMPTool in the future. Project partners are the University of Virginia Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library, and DataONE.
Datasets are the currency of scientific and intellectual advancement. Despite this reality, most researchers are not aware of how best to manage their data. The DMPTool, launched in October 2011, is a freely available web application that addresses this need by guiding users through the process of creating a data management plan for a range of funders.
The current version of the DMPTool provides an easy to use interface that:
- Helps users create data management plans for specific funding agencies,
- Provides step-by-step instructions and guidance for how to manage data, and
- Provides information about resources and services available to researchers to help fulfill the data management requirements.
The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation funding will support a second version, DMPTool2, that will:
- Promote the practice of data management, sharing, and preservation, emphasizing the utility of best practices beyond meeting funder requirements.
- Enable institutions to easily shape and exploit the DMPTool to meet local need.
- Foster the emergence of an engaged open source community of DMPTool users and developers.
- Maintain transparency in all project activities to facilitate community involvement. Increase the depth and breadth of the tool’s coverage for funder and institutional data management requirements.
- Enable collaboration and connect stakeholders to each other and institutional resources, including services, expertise and guidance.
- Provide support for the full data management life cycle, including provision for collaborative plan authorship, and review and reporting by institutional administrators.
January 22, 2013
Currently on exhibit in Special Collections and Archives: Christine's Basket: An exhibit in honor of Christine Bunting's contributions to the Library.
January 2, 2013
The fund provides UCSC authors reimbursement:
up to $3000/article for open access fees for those publishing in full open access journals. Some examples include...
A new pilot fund, sponsored by the California Digital Library and the UCSC University Librarian, supports UCSC faculty members, lecturers, post-docs, and graduate students who want to make their journal articles free to all readers immediately upon publication. The goals of the fund are to advance the impact of, and increase access to, UCSC research and scholarship; to support innovative models of scholarly publishing; and to aid UCSC faculty, students, and staff who want to publish in open-access journals but who do not have other sources of funding to cover article-processing fees.
December 18, 2012
These Resources will be unavailable during the shutdown:
Most article databases such as Academic Search Complete and Web of Science (for exceptions see below)...
McHenry and Science & Engineering Libraries will be closed from December 22, 2012 - January 1st, 2013.
In addition, most online library resources will be unavailable during a planned campus electrical shutdown between December 26 - December 29, 2012.
December 14, 2012
McHenry and Science & Engineering Library Winter Intersession Hours:
Dec. 13, 2012 - Jan. 6, 2013
Monday – Friday 8am – 5pm
Saturday & Sunday Closed
CLOSED Dec 22 - Jan 1 Campus Closure
Regular Winter Quarter hours begin 1/7/13
November 28, 2012
UCSC Police, Fire, and TAPS personnel will be on hand to answer your questions about emergency preparedness and provide information on CPR/AED and other training.
The Bike Co-Op will be...
Join us for UCSC's 2012 Public Safety Fair on Monday, December 3 from 10 AM to 3 PM in and outside of the McHenry Library main lobby.
November 13, 2012
Did you know that you can keep up with the latest library news and events by following us on Twitter or liking us on Facebook?
Follow and/or like the library to get the latest scoop on...
Follow us on Twitter and Like Us on Facebook!
November 13, 2012
Take a look at some of our newly digitized Branson DeCou images available in the Branson DeCou Digital Archive.
We have recently added images from Branson DeCou's travels through Cuba in...
We've added new images to our Branson DeCou Digital Archive.
November 10, 2012
Laptop computers are a popular target for thieves. It only takes a few moments of inattention—a quick trip to the bathroom or the stacks—to lose a big investment and a whole quarter’...
Laptop lock anchors now available
McHenry Library 4th floor
November 2, 2012
Online resources will be still be available including:
CruzCat & Melvyl Library Catalogs
Research & Course Guides
Article Databases & Research Tools
The Library buildings will be closed for Veteran's Day, November 12, 2012 .
November 2, 2012
See the UCSC Upcoming Election and Voter Information page for information about where to vote on-campus and where to go for election-night gatherings.
Make sure to vote on Tuesday, November 6, 2012!
October 25, 2012
The dissertation and thesis submission process at UCSC has recently gone digital! Interested in learning more about the electronic theses and dissertation submission process from...
Thursday, October 25th, 12:00-1:00pm
October 22, 2012
Outfitted in bright yellow vests, these students can help you navigate library services and facilities as well as provide assistance with basic research.
Available varying afternoon and...
The University Library now provides even more help for our users with a very special group of roving student information assistants.
October 21, 2012
In honor of the centennial of William Everson’s birth, Special Collections staff member and former Everson student Maureen Carey has prepared a small display highlighting materials...
October 18 – November 1, 2012
3rd floor McHenry Library
Monday-Friday 10:00-noon and 1:00-4:00 pm
October 15, 2012
RiP!: A Remix Manifesto is a documentary that explores the the world of mash-up media - is it illegal? Is it art? Is it important? See and hear Girl Talk (mashup artist Gregg Gillis)...
Tuesday, October 23rd 2012, 7:00-8:30 PM
McHenry Library, 4th floor, Room 4286
With cookies and lemonade from Global Village Cafe by Hoffman's
October 2, 2012
Even when you're off-campus or it's 2:00AM, you can still ask a librarian for help. Our 24/7 Chat Service is available to you anytime.
See our Ask a Librarian page for details, or give it a...
Have a question? Need research help? Ask a Librarian anytime, 24/7!
October 1, 2012
Read the full text of 20,000+ articles from the past nearly 50 years of American and British popular-music journalism, from publications as widely known as Rolling Stone, Creem, Melody Maker, and New Musical Express to specialist titles like Goldmine, Option, Billboard, and Record Mirror.
There's also an audio section featuring over 300 interviews with music personalities: http://library.ucsc.edu/find/databases/a-z?search=backpages
September 25, 2012
About Combat Paper Project
Started by Iraq veteran and artist Drew Cameron and book artist Drew Matott in 2007, Combat Paper has been working with participants to deconstruct...
Please join us in Special Collections on October 1 at 4:15pm for a presentation by Combat Paper Project founder Drew Cameron who will discuss how he has been working with veterans to transform their uniforms into paper. “Forever Home", a recent Combat Paper portfolio acquired by the Library will be on display.
September 19, 2012
Friday, September 21
McHenry - 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m.
Science & Engineering - 1 p.m.
Monday, September 24
McHenry - 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m.
Science & Engineering - 1 p.m....
Welcome Week Library Tours 2012
August 31, 2012
Monday - Friday: 8AM - 5PM
Saturday & Sunday: Closed
September 3 (Labor Day): Closed
Summer Intersession 2012 Hours:
August 10, 2012
AGU Digital Library Books
400 titles, pre-2008 through 2012, of more than 50 years of Earth and space sciences research from AGU’s preeminent books. Access to research from 1956 through...
New and upgraded content is now available for these online resources:
- AGU Digital Library Books
- Congressional Hearings
- Nineteenth Century Collections Online (NCCO)
- Times Digital Archive (TDA)
August 7, 2012
August 6, 2012
Global Village Cafe Hours Change
As of Monday, August 6th, the Global Village Cafe will open at 9:00 a.m. instead of 8:00 a.m. The hours will be:
- Monday - Thursday 9am - 5pm
- Friday 9am - 3pm
- Saturday - Sunday 12noon - 5pm
These hours will be in effect through September 26th.
July 6, 2012
McHenry Study Room 4286
In response to feedback from our users, we're pleased to be able to offer more quiet study space in McHenry room 4286!
- Room 4286 is on the fourth floor of McHenry Library and is equipped with tables and chairs.
- This is a silent study room (so no group work, please).
- The room is open during normal library open hours.
- The Library will occasionally close the room to accommodate meetings and events.
June 17, 2012
Sessions held at
College Eight, room 242
1:15 & 2:30
Tuesday, July 17
Wednesday, July 18
Saturday, July 21
Monday, July 23
Tuesday, July 24
Thursday, July 26
Stop by our breakout session at Orientation to hear why the library is an invaluable tool for students. A UCSC librarian will be on hand to answer your questions and talk about what brings students to the library as well as how the library can save you money. Also you will learn about library services that are critical for success in the classroom.
June 14, 2012
Featuring live music from our special guest Moonalice.
Admission is free.
For additional information, see the Grateful Dead Archive page.
Join us in celebrating the public opening of the Grateful Dead Archive.
When: Friday, June 29, 2012 from 1PM to 4PM
Where: McHenry Library, South Lawn
June 12, 2012
During this time, users will not be able to use the ILL Request system or view their My ILL Requests account.
On July 16, 2012 My ILL Requests will move from its current URL to https://...
Request service and MyILL will be unavailable from 5pm on Friday, July 13, 2012 until 8am on Monday, July 16, 2012.
June 5, 2012
During this outage, you can continue to find books at other UC libraries and worldwide using Melvyl.
Library licensed databases will remain available.
Cruzcat Catalog (both Classic and Encore) will be unavailable from 7AM until 9AM on 6/15/2012.
June 1, 2012
WEDNESDAY 6/6 8AM - 3AM
THURSDAY 6/7 8AM - 3AM
FRIDAY 6/8 8AM - 11PM
Spring 2012 Extended Hours (6/06/12 - 6/13/12)
May 31, 2012
If the UCSC Bookstore had a vending machine in McHenry Library, what kinds of things would you like to be able to buy? Please take our brief (one question) survey:
Bookstore Vending Machine Survey
May 10, 2012
Dead Central, the long-awaited 1,400-square-foot exhibit space for the Grateful Dead Archive at UC Santa Cruz, is now complete—thanks to Santa Barbara investor and philanthropist Scott Brittingham.
A longtime supporter of charitable causes ranging from education to social services, he donated $500,000 to help UCSC finish and fully equip Dead Central.
As a result of this generous gift, the sign above the UCSC archive’s premier exhibition room now reads: Brittingham Family Foundation Dead Central.
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May 1, 2012
“Is there a star more wide open… than the word poppy?
- Pablo Neruda
As we celebrate the opening of the newly expanded and renovated McHenry Library, the Special Collections & Archives...
From Poppies to the Pleiades:
Celebrating the Re-dedication of McHenry Library.
April 8 - June 14, 2012
April 25, 2012
In 1985, the American Library Association (ALA) launched the READ™ program, which has proven immensely effective in promoting literacy among all age groups. More than 150 celebrities have...
This month, the library launches its READ™ Campaign featuring several campus leaders and their favorite books.
April 11, 2012
Share your views on the University Library & Open Access publishing
and be entered to win a $75 gift certificate to Hoffman’s*
Take a short survey sponsored by the Committee on Library and Scholarly Communication (COLASC) and the University Library.
Survey Dates: April 9—April 30, 2012